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Kevin Love is guarded by LeBron James as a member of the Timberwolves last season. Steve Mitchell/USA Today Sports

Three additions from Love trade give Wolves new identity

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MINNEAPOLIS -- In the four-month buildup until Kevin Love was traded from the Timberwolves on Saturday, president of basketball operations Flip Saunders said the franchise sought a cornerstone player who could transform their identity.


In Andrew Wiggins, the Wolves received the No. 1 pick in June’s NBA draft, a high-flying, defensively stout 19-year-old who was compared to former NBA great Dominique Wilkins.

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